Jalapeno Jelly

Total Time
45mins
Prep
45 mins
Cook
0 mins

From the Ball Blue Book of Preserving. A little different than other recipes as it uses only jalapeno peppers. Be sure to wear disposable or rubber gloves while cutting and seeding jalapenos. I did not add the optional food coloring and got 6 half-pints. Great over cream cheese or for use in recipes. Please be sure you are familiar with hot water bath canning procedures. For more information, check out the Canning Forum http://www.recipezaar.com/bb/viewforum.zsp?f=24. Whenever making large quantities of jams or jellies, be sure not to double the recipe. Just make successive batches in assembly-line fashion; otherwise, they won't set. The amount of vinegar is correct:)

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 34 lb jalapeno pepper
  • 2 cups cider vinegar, divided
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 2 (3 ounce) envelopes liquid pectin
  • green food coloring (optional)

Directions

  1. After removing stems and seeds from jalapenos, puree in food processor with 1 cup cider vinegar.
  2. Combine puree, additional 1 cup cider vinegar, and sugar in large saucepot. Bring to a boil; boil 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Stir in liquid pectin. Return to a rolling boil and boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  4. Skim foam, if necessary, and stir in a few drops of food coloring, if desired.
  5. Ladle hot jelly into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Adjust 2 piece caps. Process 10 minutes in a boiling water canner.